Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Speaking of Book Trailers...

Consulting client Doreen Orion, author of QUEEN OF THE ROAD: The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own (coming in June from Broadway Books/Random House) now has a trailer on her fantabulous web site, designed by the inventive folks at AuthorBytes.

BEAMING DOWN: Roswell, New Mexico is rated ET, for "Entirely Tasteless Mocking of Beliefs Not Our Own." And check out Doreen's podcast page, where the current offering is "How a shrink became a writer." More are coming soon; can't wait to hear "Mobile Martinis."

While I was at VaBook last week, Doreen emailed me:
Celestial Seasonings just picked QUEEN OF THE ROAD as their June book club pick. (Bet you didn't even know they had one, eh?) This came about b/c I ran out of tea in Modesto, went on their website to order, saw they had a partnership with Random House for a book club and asked the marketing person there to check it out for me.
I shared this anecdote during my "Promoting Like a Pro" panel as an example of how one has to be open to "outside the box" opportunities--and pounce on them as soon as they appear.


Mr. Obie Joe said...

Doreen's web site should also be noted for its excellence in programming, both in size of options, and the type of contents. There's a lot there for quiet or committed friends (a psychiatry pun, sorry).

Doreen Orion said...

Thanks, Bella! Thanks, Keey!

But, Kelly - psychiatry puns are committable offenses in 37 states. I'm going to research right now if yours is one.